Medications


Prasterone vaginal insert

What is this medicine?

PRASTERONE (PRAS ter one), also known as DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE (DHEA) is used to treat females who experience painful sexual intercourse, a symptom of menopause that occurs due to changes in and around the vagina.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for vaginal use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Read package directions carefully before using. Wash hands before and after use. Use this medicine at bedtime. Do not use it more often than directed. Do not stop using except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • vaginal discharge

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other vaginal products without telling your doctor or health care professional.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature or in a refrigerator between 5 and 30 degrees C (41 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • cancer, such as breast, uterine, or other cancer

  • history of vaginal bleeding

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to prasterone, DHEA, other hormones, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for a regular check on your progress. This medicine may cause changes on a cervical Pap smear. You will receive regular pelvic exams.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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